Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Turkish issues says Turkey and Saudi Arabia, after one decade of severing relations, have once again talked about a new opening in their relations, adding that Erdogan’s visit to Saudi Arabia indicates review and a new era in Ankara-Riyadh relations.
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Strategic Council Online – Opinion: Given the socio-political structure of Saudi Arabia, from the US point of view, relations with that country are formed and maintained as an alliance based on coercion and geopolitical interests rather than on the basis of values and interests.
Pouria Nabipour – PhD in political science and international relations
Strategic Council online – Interview: Having stated that Saudi Arabia has not an easy way ahead to unite field forces against Ansarallah, director of Yemen Desk at Mersaad think tank interpreted the resignation of Mansour Hadi and newly formed Presidential Council as Riyadh’s effort to reorganize field forces and to exploit their potentials against Ansarrallah.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An expert of the Middle East issues commented on the positive assessment of Faisal Bin Farhan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia about the security and political agreement between Arab regimes and the Zionist regime called Abraham Agreement and said:” the remarks received tough reaction of Palestinian combatant movements; because Palestine nation considers the Agreement as a betrayal to the Palestinian Cause”.
Strategic Council Online- Interview: Having stated that Ankara needs to organize its economy through changing her regional inclination as well as to convergence with those countries it has had political challenges, an analyst on Turkey affaires said:” it seems that Turkey and Saudi Arabia can take steps towards sorting out some of their differences of opinion”.
Strategic Council Online – Interview: Former Director General for Middle East Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, saying that weapons that the United States sells to Saudi Arabia have been effective in preventing Ansarollah’s advance, but does not determine the fate of the Yemen war, noted: Biden has backtracked on what he had claimed in his first foreign policy speech, based on ending all support for offensive operations in the Yemen war, including arms sales to Saudi Arabia with an aim of ending the war.
Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Any effort aimed at economic collapse of the coalition government is at first stage a kind of investment made by Saudi Arabia for the next Lebanese election in March 2022.
Hossein Sayahi, Researcher, International Affairs
Strategic Council Online—Interview: “The main goal of Saudi Arabia and its allies is to put pressure on the resistance in Lebanon,” said a university professor, noting that Saudi Arabia’s interests in the current situation revolve around chaos and insecurity in Lebanon and the fragility of the government.
Strategic Council Online- Opinion: Iran and Saudi Arabia have experienced tossing relations within the past few decades, which ultimately led to severance of relations in 2016 and heightening tensions in their relations.
Hamid Khoshayand, Analyst, International Affairs
Strategic Council Online- Opinion: It seems that the issue of Saudi Arabia has turned to become a party issue in the internal policy of the United States of America.
Fatemeh Nekoo La’al Azad – Expert on International Affairs
Strategic Council Online – Interview: An analyst of Saudi affairs, explaining the reasons and consequences of the withdrawal of US defense systems from Saudi Arabia, said: Realizing the formal end of US support for its regional policies, especially under the Trump administration, Saudi Arabia has concluded that it will have to pay heavier costs if it continues its adventurous policies.
Strategic Council Online- Formation of a block including India, Middle-East, and Zionist regime could be considered as a turning point of integration of the two regions, i.e. sub-continent and middle-east. Middle-east Arab countries had already put their weight behind Pakistan, but ever since the strategic relations between India and the Zionist regime and UAE parallel with recognition of the Zionist regime by UAE, the structure of regional and trans-regional interactions changed. Thus, Arabs and New Delhi rushed mutually towards each other.
Dr. Maede Karimi Ghohroudi- Asia Expert
Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the University of Tehran, referring to the reasons for the dispute between Saudi Arabia and the UAE on Yemen, stressed: Given that the two countries are in different situations and have different points of view, their alliance is questionable and it is possible that their past relations in the region will totally fade away.
Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of Middle East affairs and assistant professor of international relations in the Human Sciences Research Center says relations between Baghdad and Riyadh have faced many highs and lows during the past several decades.
Online Strategic Council—Interview: A university professor says Iraqi prime minister is trying to resolve some of the economic and financial problems of his country through Saudi Arabia and the Arab countries.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of West Asia affairs said that Saudi Arabia is the cradle of ISIS line of thinking and that Mohammed bin Salman’s approach to social reform is contradictory, adding: There is potentials for great socio-political changes in Saudi Arabia, but they have forcefully prevented this by spending huge money and through false propaganda.
Strategic Council Online – An analyst of Saudi affairs said that Saudi Arabia and the United States are currently evaluating each other, adding: If Bin Salman cooperates with the United States in resolving the Yemen crisis, as such that Biden represents himself as the “savior of several nations,” Biden will also reduce his pressure in the field of Saudi domestic issues.
Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East Affairs, referring to the recent policies of the French President, Emmanuel Macron to get closer to Saudi Arabia after Joe Biden took office, said France wants to fill the gap caused by the United States to reduce its strong presence in the Middle East.
Strategic Council Online-Interview: An expert of international affairs says Biden is intending, within the framework of his approach to the US foreign policy, to adopt a united policy towards Iran with Washington’s European allies.
Strategic Council Online – The president of the Strategic Council on Foreign Relations, emphasizing the importance of an urgent end to the war against the Yemeni people, called for an immediate cessation of arms shipments from the United States and Europe to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.